Anonymous Art Show Update
The opening night of the Anonymous Art Show was much more popular than I anticipated. As I lined up outside, I peered through the window to see the packed crowd of people already milling about and could see that many paintings had sold within the first 20 minutes.
When I approached the front of the line inside the gallery, I was given a number and a form to write down my painting choices to purchase. Choices being plural as you needed some alternates in case of some of your picks might be snapped up by the time your number and section were called. I did have my eye on a piece but when I turned around again, someone else had plucked it off the wall.
It was fun to see so much support and excitement in buying original art. The painting pictured above which is titled “A Day that Shines in the Cold”, sold the very first night. It was after I had left so unfortunately I didn’t get to meet the buyer. It’s always great to know who likes your work so I hope the buyer doesn’t stay anonymous to me!
The other painting, pictured above, is still for sale and is titled “A Pair of Eyes Walking”.
The photos in my paintings are often taken on casual walks through the city. The first photo is from traveling through the town of Sarlat, France and the second is from Granville Island in Vancouver. Embedded into both paintings are poem excerpts by Denise Levertov and of which inspired the painting titles. Measuring only 8” x 8”, these pieces allowed for small-scale collages and for the challenge to see what I could do in a short time frame.